Ask Dr. Anna: Understanding rabies: know the facts

Ask Dr. Anna: Understanding rabies: know the facts

What does To Kill A Mockingbird, Cujo, Their Eyes Were Watching God and Old Yeller all have in common?  Besides being great fictional works of literature, they all contain a Rabies victim.    September 28th is World Rabies Day which was designed to increase community awareness of Rabies and its prevention.  This week Dr. Anna Coffin […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The dangers of rabies transmission to humans and rabies treatment

Ask Dr. Anna: The dangers of rabies transmission to humans and rabies treatment

An infected animal’s saliva transmits the Rabies virus typically from a bite wound.  Other less common modes of transmission include scratches, aerosolized into the respiratory tract or during human transplanting of organs.  Unfortunately, Rabies is fatal once symptoms begin to manifest.  It is imperative to begin rabies treatment before symptoms appear.

Ask Dr. Anna: Puppy training 101 class now enrolling

Ask Dr. Anna: Puppy training 101 class now enrolling

Here at Guthrie Pet Hospital, we offer Puppy Training 101–a group “manners” class for puppies and their owners. Our next class begins on Tuesday, August 28th (less than two weeks from now) and has spots available for enrollment! Here are some FAQs about the class. Read more: Puppy training 101 class now enrolling!

Ask Dr. Anna: Cat and dogs vs bugs and bees

Ask Dr. Anna: Cat and dogs vs bugs and bees

We’ve all seen the pictures: dogs and cats with noses that look like a cartoon clown, jowls so swollen they look like tennis balls, pets that look like caricatures of themselves. But in truth, those swollen faces are no joke. Insect bites and stings can be dangerous if not fatal to pets, just like some […]

Ask Dr. Anna – Dog Flu: Is your dog at risk?

Ask Dr. Anna – Dog Flu: Is your dog at risk?

The dog flu, also known as Canine Influenza, reached the United States in 2004.  It began as the H3N8 virus at a Greyhound race track in Florida.  Since 2007, the virus has rapidly spread across the United States and mutated into the H3N2 virus.  The dog flu has currently been detected in every continental state […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 spring pet safety tips

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 spring pet safety tips

Green leaves. The smell of freshly cut grass. The burst of color from lilies and daffodils and iris. Spring. It just makes you happy, doesn’t it? And well it should. Spring is a time of renewal and hope and new life. For the most part, at least. But it also can hold many dangers for our […]

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